Vietnam Airlines Wins Global Safest Travel Rank Amid Pandemic
05/07/2021 - 13:55


The national flag carrier has been certified with the highest level 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating, following audit conducted in May and June this year by Skytrax, the London-based international air transport rating organization.

The Skytrax COVID-19 Airline Safety Accreditation is regarded as a global benchmark for evaluating COVID-19 safe travel.

"This is a testament to the consistent efforts of Vietnam Airlines and is also a reflection of our continued investment to ensure maximum hygiene and safety levels at all stages of the passenger journey," Vietnam Airlines CEO Le Hong Ha was quoted in a Skytrax statement as saying.

"With safety being our top priority, we are committed to implementing the most comprehensive COVID-19 safety program, allowing passengers to travel with confidence. We aspire to work towards a smooth post-pandemic recovery stage, helping the country to combat the pandemic and reinvigorate further economic growth,” Ha said in the statement, posted on Skytrax website on Monday.

Skytrax's audit was conducted online, looking into the airline's communications with passengers such as safety guidance, measures to reduce contacts, protective gear, hygiene safety at various areas as well as equipment to serve passengers, Vietnam Airlines said in a statement in June.

Vietnam Airlines is the official airline partner for the VPBank Hanoi Marathon, which is scheduled to be held on October 24, 2021.

The airline holds the same status for the Halong Bay Heritage Marathon and the Can Tho Marathon - A Heritage Race, the other two marathons in the Heritage Race system due to take place in November and December, respectively.

For further details, please refer to Skytrax statement here.


Held annually since 2018, the VPBank Hanoi Marathon has become Hanoi’s official race and won recognition to be a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) since 2019, with a running track standardized by AIMS experts and the Vietnam Athletics Federation. Runners’ results, in addition to be qualified for competing in the 31st SEA Games, are still recognized to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon. The VPBank Hanoi Marathon has joined the Age Group Ranking System of Abbott World Marathon Majors, counting from 2022.

Tentative Race Date: December 26, 2021

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